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Society supports Medical College of Wisconsin plans

Release Date: June 25, 2012
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

The following statement may be attributed to Rick Abrams, JD, Wisconsin Medical Society CEO.

Madison — Today’s announcement by the Medical College of Wisconsin is a welcome sign that our state’s citizens will continue to have access to the high quality, patient-centered care that Wisconsin has become known for. These community-based medical education campuses will increase the opportunities for Wisconsin students, who hopefully will stay in Wisconsin for their professional careers in health care.

On behalf of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 12,000 members, I regret that I am unable to join the Medical College for this important announcement and wish to extend our support on this new endeavor.

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and has been a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841. For details, visit www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org.